Centaurea pulcherrima

Pink Bachelor.s Button

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Centaurea pulcherrima, sometimes called pink bachelor’s button, is an erect, clump-forming perennial that features rose-pink cornflowers (to 2” diameter) with pinkish-white centers and silvery-yellow involucre bracts.


More About Centaurea pulcherrima

  • native to rocky slopes
  • tolerates poor, dry soils

Flowers appear in late spring to early summer singly atop slender, unbranched, sparsely-leaved stems typically growing 12-16” tall. 

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Height:

1-2 ft

Spread:

1-3 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Centaurea pulcherrima Characteristics

Attributes

  • Specimen
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Dried Flower
  • Mass Plant
  • Cottage Garden

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Flower Color

  • Light Pink
  • Lavender

Habit

  • Clumping
  • Upright